Professional First Aid Instruction for Vancouver Island

Oceanside First Aid has recently been Alert First-Aid. Alert First-Aid has been offering first-aid training to Vancouver Island since 1998. We understand the importance of having a local instructor for the Parksville area. Gary Bowen is our instructor for Parksville and the surrounding area. Gary has experience as a paramedic a school teacher and years of first-aid teaching experience. Oceanside First Aid is still based in Parksville, BC on Vancouver Island. We are also available for on-site training in other communities on Vancouver Island such as: Qualicum Beach, Errington, Coombs, Lantzville, Nanaimo and Port Alberni.


Do you have a group of 6 or more. We offer group first-aid and CPR training all over Vancouver Island. We are a Red Cross and Heart and Stoke Foundation Training Partner and WCB First-Aid training agency.


Since 1998 it has been our goal to make first-aid courses as enjoyable as possible. If students enjoy their first-aid training they will retain this valuable life skill.


The Red Cross First Aid & CPR programs are recognized under the Canada Labour Code Regulations and meet requirements of the National Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. Red Cross Marine First-Aid courses are Transport Canada Approved. We have WCB Alberta approved first-aid courses. Our first aid courses meet requirements for many other agencies including Child and Adult Care licencing regulations, Vancouver Island Heath Authority, Girl Guides of Canada, Boy Scout of Canada, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, BCRPA, CANFITPRO, College of Massage Therapists.